Top 100 Deep House Artists of 2014

Here’s the countdown to this years Deep House Artists of 2014.

100: Fabio Ricciuti
99: Qubiko
98: Inland Knights
97: Richy Ahmed
96: La Fleur
95: Da Sunlounge
94: Andrea Oliva
93: Culoe de Song
92: Soledrifter
91: Chez Damier
90: Deeplomatik
89: Tuccillo
88: Borrowed Identity
87: Tigerskin
86: Jon Cutler
85: Pablo Rocco
84: Drala
83: Jacob Bech
82: Leon Vynehall
81: DAN.K
80: James Curd
79: Seven Davis Jr.
78: Audiojack
77: Fish Go Deep
76: Leigh D Oliver
75: Kevin Knapp
74: Maximiljan
73: James Dexter
72: Tom Flynn
71: Rampa
70: Roland Nights
69: Crackazat
68: Full Intention
67: Cuthead
66: Shades Of Gray
65: Matthias Vogt
64: Huxley
63: Soul Minority
62: Bas Amro
61: Kyodai
60: Manuel Tur
59: Golf Clap
58: Manoo
57: HNNY
56: Noir
55: Kruse & Nuernberg
54: A Lister
53: Franc Spangler
52: Nice7
51: Soulphiction
50: Homero Espinosa
49: Kollektiv Turmstrasse
48: Jullian Gomes
47: Lay-Far
46: Steve Huerta
45: Moreno (LDN)
44: Christian Nielsen
43: The Black 80s
42: Scott Diaz
41: Gerd
40: 6th Borough Project
39: Mountal
38: FCL
37: Roberto Rodriguez
36: Mr. V
35: Lars Vegas
34: Juliet Fox
33: Cristoph
32: Supernova
31: The Checkup

30: Audiowhores

29: Giom

28: Eric Ericksson

27: Hyenah

26: City Soul Project

25: Dario D’Attis

24: Art Of Tones

23: Soul Clap

22: Nachtbraker

21: Atjazz

20: Dusky

19: Max Graef

18: Andre Lodemann

17: Frits Wentink

16: Kerri Chandler

15: thatmanmonkz

14: Nathan G

13: Motor City Drum Ensemble

12: Nick Monaco

11: Andy Hart

10: Coeo

German duo Coeo have been making waves recently on the underground House scene. With releases on esteemed labels such as Sccucci Manucci, Toy Tonics, Let’s Play House, Seven Music or Dabit Records they are an act to watch over 2014! The DJ and production duo consists of Florian Vietz and Andreas Höpfl, 2 guys, who met during high school and shared a mutual love for hip hop and soul music.

9: Karizma

DJ Karizma is a Baltimorean who has been DJing since he was 13. He has many productions/re-mix credits to his name including work with the Basement Boys, Black Vinyl Records, Ricanstruction, 83 West, Objektivity, R2, Ben Westbeech, Peven Everett, Blaze & many more.

8: Sonny Fodera

Hailing from Australia Sonny Fodera’s story is starting to gain momentum; having started producing music at a young age he has established himself as one of Australia’s premier deep jackin house DJ’s and producers, artist/remixer. As a DJ, his signature sound showcases smooth technical wizardry combined with a music selection geared to satisfy even the most discerning house music listeners.

7: Jimpster

Jamie Odell aka Jimpster has been producing, remixing and DJing for the last 20 years and co-running esteemed UK deep house label Freerange Records for the last 16 of those. His musical upbringing and very early introduction to production (his first release was on influential UK label Jumpin’ & Pumpin’in 1990 alongside labelmates Future Sound Of London) have helped him forge a sound that is both warm and deep as well as being innovative and club friendly.

6: Miguel Migs

Although Migs always loved and listened to all different styles of music, in the early 90’s he connected to the soulful sounds of Deep House. By the mid ’90s he began experimenting with producing electronic dance music. And by the time the new millennium dawned, a string of releases and remixes on numerous leading indie dance labels earned him an enviable reputation among discerning dance music fans worldwide.

5: Deetron

Swiss-born deetron aka sam geiser unveils his debut album ‘twisted’ on belgium’s esteemed music man imprint. as proven by his constantly expanding catalog of productions, deetron is capable of creating tracks that sit happily within the context of a dj set (something he understands very well), whilst avoiding landing in the often throwaway category of ‘dj tools’.

4: Fred Everything

Canadian DJ/Producer Fred Everything is a key player in the world of House Music and with 12 years in the music business and over 100 productions to his credit, he shows no signs of stopping.

3: Shur-I-Kan

Tom Szirtes aka Shur-I-kan, is considered amongst the top of a new wave of electronic producers thanks to his trademark blend of musicality and cutting edge production techniques. Representing the deeper side of house, Tom’s acclaimed productions are in heavy demand having remixed the likes of Akabu, Trackheadz, Miguel Migs, Fred Everything & others. His productions can also be found on labels like Simple, NRK, Urban Torque, Physical Graffiti & Winding Road.

2: Kevin Yost

Kevin Yost was a musical child, who at a very early age demonstrated a keen sense of rhythm. At age 11 he started DJing with a cheap set of turntables & a mixer he got for Christmas. His skills quickly refined & by the time he was 14 yrs old he purchased a drum machine, a keyboard, and sequencer. Fast forward, Kevin has worked with many major labels & artists such as Eric Clapton, Everything but the Girl, the Kodo Drummers, and Cirque de Soleil plus over the years he’s had many popular releases & remixes.

1: Detroit Swindle

Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets have had quite a run the last few years. From making music for the hell of it, to making tens of thousands of fans all over the world happy with their releases, mixes and performances; it’s almost like they appeared out of thin air. With a string of releases on renowned labels like Dirt Crew, Freerange and Tsuba, they’ve sucker punched the house scene and waved around their 12” scepter to rule them all.

Notorious for their energetic DJ sets and relentless roasts – mostly of each other- they have had just about as many return DJ bookings, as they’ve had requests for their comic duo performance. The latter being a particular problem, since their agent, rightly so, deals with serious artists, not with comedians.

Praised for their productions with that signature shuffle and those carefully designed drops, they put as much energy into their music as they do into their choice of garment. A DJ set at Panorama bar, Fabric or Social Club without a nifty little leopard print is after all, a missed opportunity to look awesome.

It seems that having fun, is as much of a drive for the guys as anything, but having fun is not the only thing you will see from them in the coming time. They will release their debut album “ Boxed Out” with some great cross-genre collaborations, do a bunch of tours on pretty much every continent and they will focus on releasing more hot wax on their own imprint “Heist Recordings”. In general, you’ll get to listen to a whole lot of great new music as they swindle their way into a club near you soon… Very soon.

Detroit Swindle releases on Traxsource.